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Code: EY/19/1144 Communication & Interaction: Social Communication/Autistic Spectrum Condition

These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children. 

Course activities will include:

Presentation and handouts
Small group discussions & tasks
DVD
Case studies

There are five separate sessions and you can attend as many or as few as you feel appropriate.

This session will cover:

What are Autistic Spectrum Conditions?  Triad of impairments.  Initial concerns/diagnostic pathway.  Understanding key ideas behind intervention approaches.  Strategies to support communication, interaction, play and learning in schools/settings.  Associated sensory needs.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 September 2019 09:15 - 13:00 BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building Map

Code: EY/19/1112 Revised Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Workshop (EVENT FULL)

Join us for a workshop on the revised Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. The session will support leaders and managers to strengthen awareness and understanding of the framework and the inspection handbook. 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Hove Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1139 Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings

These sessions aim to:

  • enable early years providers to identify and address special educational needs in their settings
  • provide a range of strategies and approaches to further develop good inclusive practice in settings
  • clarify roles and responsibilities set out in the SEN Code of Practice

Session 1: Setting the Scene
Session 2: Providing and Managing SEN Support
Session 3: The Wider Picture: Working with Others


Who should attend?

SENCOs and managers in early years foundation stage settings. Other early education practitioners interested in developing their SEN knowledge and practice with a view to considering a SENCO role in the future. Early years foundation stage school staff.


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 September 2019 09:15 - 13:00 BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building Map
2 16 October 2019 09:15 - 13:00 BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building Map
3 19 November 2019 09:15 - 13:00 BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building Map

Code: EY/19/1085 Safeguarding - children in need of protection (EVENT FULL)

This course is for staff and volunteers working in all Early Years settings. During the session you will gain a basic understanding of your role in establishing a safe environment and safe working practices in protecting children and young people from harm and abuse. You will gain confidence handling concerns and disclosures, learn the signs and symptoms of abuse, gain knowledge about the legal background of child protection and discuss the multi-agency approach to safeguarding.

 It is expected that delegates will refresh this training every three years.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 September 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1116 Revised Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Workshop (EVENT FULL)

Join us for a workshop on the revised Ofsted Education Inspection Framework. The session will support leaders and managers to strengthen awareness and understanding of the framework and the inspection handbook. 

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 September 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Hove Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1089 Safeguarding for lead practitioners (EVENT FULL)

This course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:

  • key elements of a child protection policy
  • highlight changes with regard to the Front Door for Families
  • writing policy and procedures to help staff deal with the scenarios that they might face
  • consulting with stakeholders
  • communicating with parents and children
  • ensuring that workers are familiar with, and parents are aware of, the policy
    training needs in relation to the policy

The course will enable the manager and/or safeguarding lead practitioner to develop a child protection policy and to communicate appropriately with staff and parents about the issues.

Updated safeguarding requirement September 2016 - "During term time, or when the setting is in operation, the designated safeguarding lead or an appropriately trained deputy should be available during opening hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns."

 It is expected that delegates will refresh this training every two years.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 03 October 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3 Map

Code: EY/19/1113 Making Sense of the EYFS

This informative and interactive course provides a thorough overview of the key messages embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It is particularly relevant to those new to early years, those returning to working in early years, or anyone who would benefit from a comprehensive exploration of what is important in high quality early years provision and practice.

Course participants will reflect on current practice and identify ways forward through familiarising themselves with core national documents whilst considering and exploring a wide range of case studies, photos and scenarios designed to nurture a secure grasp of the nature of the most effective and appropriate EYFS experiences.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 October 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1092 Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Settings must have at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate on the premises and be available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. From 1 September 2016, there is a requirement in the EYFS for newly qualified early years staff (with full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) to also hold a current Paediatric First Aid (PFA) or emergency PFA certificate in order to be included in the required staff: child ratios in an early years setting. Childcare practitioners will be allowed a three month ‘grace’ period to complete PFA training after starting work with a new employer.

This course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is suitable for those working with children from birth to 12 years old.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 08 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map
2 09 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1115 Courageous Conversations

So often managers indicate that they find it challenging to hold important conversations with difficult people. It’s better to think about the conversation being difficult rather than the person as this means that we can do something about it.

 
The aim of this half day workshop is to provide practical tools and techniques to support participants around courageous conversations – those conversations with staff or parents that people tend to shy away from having, that cause them a lot of stress or that they may handle inappropriately. Much of this is about confidence building. 



 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1114 Effective use of social media and digital marketing

Attracting enough customers to your Early Years business is not a one off exercise so providers need to have a well thought through marketing plan that will ensure key messages are communicated cost effectively with parents. Increasingly this means using a blended approach to marketing, by including in that plan a range of digital marketing methods, like social media, alongside more traditional methods.

 

The aim of this half day workshop is to enable providers to construct a marketing plan to meet their current and future marketing needs. You will come away from this workshop with a marketing plan that incorporates the use of social media, and with an understanding of the steps involved in setting up and using a Facebook Business Page effectively.

 

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map